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Color Throwdown #63

Ahhhh……… After a pondering for a long, long time, I finally made a card for the latest Color Throwdown Challenge. It, for some reason, was a real toughie for me. But, when the inspiration finally hit… everything fell in to place. The colors you needed to use this week were Kraft, Dark Brown, Olive Green and Dark Yellow.


So my inspiration came from one of my favorite non-craft items… Paint Chips! Yup, my candy corn is a big ‘ol paint chip from Behr Paint. I use these a lot because they’re so wide. All of the cardstock is from Prism, and the stamps (inked with Staz-On) are from Cosmo Cricket. I also used Walnut Stain ink from Ranger and Amber Clay ink from Color Box.


The paint chip has a bit of a sheen, so regular ink doesn’t really stick which is why I used the Staz-On. I am really happy that I got this card done. I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t get to participate this week because my ideas just weren’t working out. But I must say, I am quite happy with the end result. It’s a “cute” Halloween card, which isn’t something I normally do. So it’s great that not only did I complete the challenge, but I made something a little out of my comfort zone too!


LeAnne said…
Alison, this is adorable! I have a big paint chip sample I was just about to throw away, but tossed it onto my craft table....and here you are, making a card with one! I love your little Halloween figures on your blog, too....sweet!! Thanks for playing!
Gene said…
Nice work babe. I never knew how many differant things could be done with paint chips 'till I met you!! I like your holiday background too!
Barbara said…
LOVE that candy corn card!! How clever!!! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!
Sue Lelli said…
That candy corn is just too cute! Love your card!
Donna said…
Ali...You have done such an amazing job with this challenge...Stunning card sweetie...You rocked it!!! Xx
Eve said…
This is SO clever! Wonderful lady!
Dani said…
So cute and clever! Just perfect! :)
Stitchinwitch said…
So cute.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
You are just so creative Alison! I love that every time I come here I'm going to see you using something new and surprising! Paint chips are just an ingenious idea!!!
I love to use paint chips, too! And this is a FABULOUS use of one :-)

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